Lent 3 – Year A
So, is G*D among us or not?
This is a question that often cannot be asked or responded to because survival questions of one kind or another get in the way - sometimes physical survival, sometimes emotional, intellectual, spiritual, or relational survival.
Presuming we are able to get past the survival level, it isn't long before we end up in the confusion of what we will use for measurement. Is it our feelings, traditions, peer group experiences? What that will suffice to quantify whether or not G*D is with us?
Even if we periodically are able to come to some standard, we find it soon irrelevant as we move, by stages, to a next level of maturity and all the old certainties fall by the wayside.
And so, here we have the never-ending question: Is G*D with us now? Is G*D with us now? The Verizon phone company is a late-comer to this type of question.